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Three Amazing Texas Road Trips

Texas Road Trips

There’s no better way to welcome the spring season than with a good road trip. A journey near or far can provide a great setting for bonding with friends or family. These Texas road trips will inspire you to break in your new Mitsubishi from Randall Mitsubishi on a fun journey away from home.

Cascade Caverns

Journey to the Cascade Caverns, just north of San Antonio, to explore this dreamy, stunning underground world with a guided tour. The cave was discovered before the 1800s, and has been opened for regular public tours since 1932. Bring your tent on this trip to enjoy an overnight experience on the on-site campground.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

If you’re a fan of Jurassic Park or anything dinosaur related, then make your way to Dinosaur Valley State Park. Visible dinosaur tracks can be seen on the bottom of the Paluxy River, and the scenery of the park offers beautiful hiking options, mountain biking trails, and more.

Texas Hill Country

If your favorite part of the road trip experience is the drive itself, you’ll love an excursion through Texas Hill Country. These winding roads offer gorgeous views, and with plenty of campgrounds and wineries along the way, you can take time to recharge as you explore the wonders of central Texas.

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's Day Gifts

You want Valentine’s Day to feel special for your loved one. But maybe you’re on a budget, or maybe you feel like you’re out of good gift ideas. Don’t worry—this list of unique Valentine’s Day gifts will help you think of a way to shower your significant other with affection.

Cooking Classes

A cozy dinner for two is one thing, but cooking your own dinner together? That’s something that you can turn into a regular and affordable date night option. What could be more romantic than sharing kitchen space with your partner while concocting scrumptious food?

Antique Jewelry

Instead of stopping by the regular old jewelry store where you can drop big bucks on something that might not stand out, opt for a trip to the nearest antique mall. Here you can find something that’s truly unique, and probably more affordable, than the cliché of Valentine’s Day jewelry.

The Gift of Travel

Road trips bring couples closer in a unique way, and are enhanced by the comfort and security of a quality car. Consider investing in a Mitsubishi Outlander from Randall Mitsubishi with the long-term intention of taking more trips together in the future. For an extra touch, plan a few getaways that you can both look forward to.

How to Beat the Winter Blues

beat the winter blue

Each year millions of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression that is most common during the winter. This is often called the winter blues and is caused by colder temperatures and a lack of sunlight. If you are feeling a bit melancholy now that the holidays are over, here are three ways to regain a positive perspective.

  1. Brighten up your life. If you miss the illumination of the holiday lights, go ahead and leave some up. Add some strings of lights to your home decorations or your work cubicle. You can also try wearing brighter colors.
  2. Have fun. One good way to lift your spirits is to have some fun. Winter is a perfect time to head outdoors here in Texas. Go for a hike, visit the zoo, or visit any other favorite spot that you would normally visit during warmer temperatures.
  3. Make some plans. Start anticipating warmer weather by planning where you want to go and what you want to do when the weather shifts. Looking forward to something will help you to feel more excited about waking up each morning.

If you are feeling down, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi; we’re sure that a test drive in an exciting new Mitsubishi model will elevate your mood.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

Mitsubishi Outlander IIHS top safety pick rating

We all want a vehicle that will help keep us safe. That is why each year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests new vehicles to determine their crashworthiness and other safety factors. Recently, the IIHS tested the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s protective features and awarded it with a Top Safety Pick rating.

This is the fifth year in a row the Outlander has achieved this rating thanks to its superb performance during crash tests as well as its advanced technology. It earned the top “good” rating in all crash tests, a “superior” rating for front crash prevention, and an “acceptable” rating for its innovative headlight option.

“Thanks to our advanced safety features and technology, the Mitsubishi Outlander continues to achieve IIHS safety ratings for the fifth consecutive year,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The Outlander remains a leader in reliability and dependability, and we are proud to receive this recognition by one of the most reputable organizations in the industry.”

The Outlander offers numerous defensive features including automatic high beams, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Assist, and Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

To learn even more about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, take it out for a test drive at Randall Mitsubishi today.

Great Gifts for Car Lovers

Gifts for Car Lovers

Buying a gift for the car lover in your life can be tricky, when there’s such a profusion of auto-related merchandise on the market. We’ve put together some great ideas for gifts for car lovers that will help you pick the perfect present.

Car accessories are an important part of a gearhead’s life. They make driving more convenient and comfortable and add a touch of style to the car. One practical gift is a cell phone holder they can attach to the dashboard, which lets them use their phone’s GPS or music streaming apps more safely.

If your car loving friend is also a dog lover, consider a seat protector that will help protect their upholstery from fur when their dog joins them on trips.

Sometimes car aficionados are also photographers. If you want to splurge a little, try a dashboard camera for your adventurous friend.

You might also want to think about what tools your car enthusiast needs. You can go for a complete tool set or a cleaning and waxing kit.  Another suggestion is to get them an air impact wrench or an air compressor.

These are just a few ideas for what to get a car fan for Christmas, so check out more here, or give us a call at Randall Mitsubishi!

A Night on the Town with the San Angelo Performing Arts Campus

Upcoming events at the San Angelo Performing Arts Campus

If you live around San Angelo, you know that the San Angelo Performing Arts Campus hosts an incredible number of performances throughout the year, with a wide range of different genres and themes. There’s a variety of festive diversions at the San Angelo PAC this winter to captivate you and your family.

Classic Christmas Performances

Mid-December will feature performances of the ballet The Nutcracker, which will return this year to its original home at City Auditorium in the Murphey Performance Hall. This holiday classic is a staple of the Christmas season worldwide.

Another Christmas show taking place in December is Fiesta Navidad, performed by the GRAMMY award-winning Mariachi Divas, a multicultural ensemble with roots in mariachi that draws from diverse backgrounds to create a unique show steeped in tradition.

Country Music Concerts

If you’re not looking for something Christmassy to do, check out one of the concerts hosted by the San Angelo PAC. Clint Black is coming on December 9, also to the Murphey Performance Hall. The legendary country singer will be preceded by piano group The 5 Browns, who performs piano pieces ranging from duets to five-piano pieces.

The San Angelo Performing Arts Campus is one of many venues that make San Angelo such a culturally significant and artistic area, and the staff at Randall Mitsubishi is proud to be part of this community. Enjoy the holiday season with a trip to the PAC!

Upgrade Your Car For An Early Christmas Present To Yourself

upgrade your car

Christmas is the perfect time to indulge the people you love. Of course, you can also get a present for your vehicle. Upgrade your car this holiday season with one of these suggestions.

Garmin Heads-Up Display

If your vehicle doesn’t already come with a heads-up display, Garmin offers this add-on for drivers who want a little more tech in their lives, which projects information directly onto your windshield for quick, easy access.

DVD Entertainment System

Keep the little ones entertained on the go by installing a DVD entertainment system for rear-seat passengers. Don’t worry about keeping them occupied on road trips; you’ll never hear the phrase “are we there yet?” ever again.

Bluetooth Phone System

Again, many cars now come with Bluetooth streaming systems, but you can also install your own hands-free phone functionality with devices like the SuperTooth HD.

Kensington Proximo

A great gift for anyone who tends to lose their keys, this device runs on Bluetooth functionality. The GPS feature will help you locate your car keys whenever you misplace them.

Sunroof

The ultimate indulgence, a sunroof will come in handy when summer comes around again and you can enjoy sunlight and a warm breeze while cruising along new paths.

With all sorts of convenient tech and useful add-ons, choosing to upgrade your car for Christmas is a great opportunity to make your life on wheels a little more fun.

 

Stop into Randall Mitsubishi today to see what other great gift ideas we have for your vehicle– or get someone you love a four-wheeled present 🙂

Kick off New Year’s with Safe Driving Resolutions

safe driving resolutions Safe driving resolutions are a good alternative to the usual personal health goals most people set on New Year’s. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Maintain your vehicle

Performing routine maintenance goes a long way in keeping you safe on the road. Keep up to date with replacing all fluids and your tires, and keep your car’s engine in top shape.

Don’t use your phone

Glancing away from the road for even a few seconds can cause an accident. Avoid this by not texting or making phone calls while you’re driving.

Learn defensive driving

Defensive driving is the art of navigating the road in a way that anticipates the behaviors and habits of other drivers to deter the risk of collisions before they happen. Seek out a class or workshop in your area.

Drive the speed limit

Everybody speeds at some point. However, a lot of accidents could be avoided if drivers slowed down a bit. Resolve to drive the speed limit more often in the coming year.

Buckle your seat belt

A startling number of people wear their seat belts incorrectly, if they wear them at all. Make sure that you and your passengers are buckled in before embarking on any driving adventure.

If you want to initiate some unique New Year’s resolutions, these driving habit resolutions will help keep you and your passengers safe while minimizing the likelihood of collisions with other drivers.

Car Battery Tips That Every Driver Should Know

Car Battery TipsAlthough the joys of car ownership are many, regular car maintenance is usually not one of them. Unless you happen to be a car tech expert like our experienced technicians here at Randall Mitsubishi. While there are many aspects to caring for your car, knowing the basics of car battery maintenance is essential for every driver.

 

We at Randall Mitsubishi are glad to help. Here are a few fast facts about your car’s battery that will enable you to take better care of it:

 

  1. A car battery should last about six years.

 

  1. No matter how kind you are to your battery, eventually, it will die. Here are a few signs that your battery is nearing the end of its shelf life:
    • Slow cranking upon ignition
    • Battery warning light turns on
    • Basic electronics stop functioning (i.e. electronic locks or power windows)

 

  1. Your battery can overheat, especially here in Texas. Intense heat can literally evaporate your battery fluid.

 

  1. Sometimes, it’s not the battery’s fault. If you’re experiencing dead-battery-like symptoms, it could be due to worn spark plugs or clogged fuel injectors.

 

You can always expect honest and courteous service from our technicians at Randall Mitsubishi. Schedule your next regular maintenance appointment with us today!

New to Car Insurance? Don’t Be Fooled by These Car Insurance Myths!

car insurance myths

Insuring your car is an essential component of vehicle ownership, but it can be stressful, especially when you are new to the process. A lot of new drivers (and a fair number of experienced ones) get lost in the haze of common car insurance myths and end up paying too much for vehicle insurance.

Here are few prevalent car insurance myths that you should be aware of if you desire to save on car insurance:

Bright colored cars are more expensive to insure. It might be true that police might target a speeding cherry red hotrod more often than a speeding silver sedan. However, it’s not true that a vibrant colored vehicle will cost you more to insure.

When you lend someone your car, it’s under their insurance. False—if you lend your car to a buddy and they get in an accident, your insurance is still on the line since you are the car’s owner.

When your rate increases because of an accident or ticket, it’s locked in at this price. True, you’ll probably see a spike in price right after an incident, but this effect is NOT permanent. It’ll go back to normal in about three years if you go back to obeying the rules of the road.

At Randall Mitsubishi, we’re always happy to help our customers through every part of the car ownership experience. Visit us today to get those important automotive questions answered. You can also test drive a new Mitsubishi while you’re at it.